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in the ronald reagan building. it will consist of four tracks focusing on using that for innovation and management. for our government. keeping the initiatives from the administration. stay tuned to our website for that information. tomorrow, tomorrow was very exciting. we'll be talking about innovation. contests. crowd forcing. all the fun things -- >> this event is wrapping up with housekeeping. tonight, an in-depth look at medicare, part 8. our guest is the former administrator for medicare and medicaid. that is tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >> as the debate over health care continues, our health care how does an online resource. -- our health care website is a resource, including video from town hall meetings you have gone too. and there is more at c- span.org/healthcare. >> flags are flying at half staff today. senator ted kennedy passed away last night. president obama singing this morning that the massachusetts's senator's ideas are stamped on scores of laws and reflected in millions of lives. >> sustained by remember priceless years together, i will try to carry for that spe
issues. >> thank you for inviting us to have this hearing. we are delighted to participate. virtually our entire economy, our defense system, depends on the electronic medication systems that are extremely vulnerable and under constant attack. the vast majority of the systems are owned and operated by the private sector. unfortunately, virtually all the economic incentives regarding cyber security favor the attackers. the area to defend is virtually a -- limitless. defense is difficult to coordinate an expensive compared to the return on investment. the good news is that we know a great deal about how to prevent and stop these attacks. the bad news is, we are just not doing it. price waterhouse coopers study of over 1000 companies found that those who follow the industry best practices could prevent almost -- and almost entirely mitigate the attacks against him. the 2008 date of age in the database breach report studied and concluded that 87% of the bridges could of been avoided if reasonable and identifiable security practices had been followed. the chief of intermission assurance for th
're going to take you to a discussion on a survey on teenage drug use. that is the former health and human services secretary. a new study is out on teenage drug and alcohol use. >> better able to help our nation's teens grow up drug free. we regard this as a work in progress, as we try each year to improve our ability to identify the situations and characteristics that influence a risk that teens will smoke, drink, get drunk, using illegal drugs, or of the use prescription drugs. we do not ask whether the teens do this. a number of government surveys conduct such studies of substance abuse. rather, the survey asked questions such as, how many teens friends smoke, drink, or use drugs? or at what percentage of parties but teens and 10's are alcohol and illegal and prescription drugs used. over the past 15 years, we have surveyed thousands of american teens and their parents. we have identified a number of circumstances and characteristics that affected teens risk of smoking, drinking, and using drugs. we have learned how such things as stress, boredom, spending money, parties, hanging out o
look at the american flag on the u.s. capitol, above the senate chamber, in tribute to senator kennedy, who died last night after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. president obama marker -- remarked this morning about senator kennedy. >> i wanted to say a few words this morning about the passing of an extraordinary leader, senator edward kennedy. over the past few years i have had the honor to call him a colleague, counselor, and friend. even though we knew that this they was coming for some time, we waited it with no small amount of dred. since his diagnosis last year, we have seen the courage with which he battles his illness. these months have led him here, people from every corner of our nation and around the world, showing how much he meant to all of us. despite the opportunities that we were denied when his brothers were taken from us. we were given the blessing of time to say thank you and goodbye. the outpouring of love, gratitude, the fund memories to which we have all borne witness, a way in which this singular figure in american history have touched our lives. these ideal
to weak people that they convinced to commit suicide, but at the end of the day, do they accept us as a jewish state proof. -- as a jewish state? . >> in on the complex -- armed conflicts, that our strategies and also psychological operations. in the counter risen efforts -- counter-terrorism efforts, and it may be an abstract question that requires an abstract answer, is there a viable strategy or tactical approach to the use of psychological the terence to deter -- psychological deterrence to deter the actions of terrorists? it is easy to think about the physical deterrents and protections of borders and so forth. how liable is psychological deterrence -- how viable is psychological deterrent to that that of nuclear and biological materials and so forth, and also to be armed aggressors? >> bill on the panel would like to deal with that? -- who on the panel would like to deal with that? >> on mondays, wednesdays, and friday's i am an optimist and believe that there are solutions to problems. one tuesdays and thursdays i am not an optimist, or in the words of mark twain, i am an op
, or more months at a time. economists worry that the shock of the financial crisis may have driven u.s. into a period of permanently high unemployment. monticello, arizona, kathy. caller: good morning. i am calling in on the unemployment figures and i understand that the congress is looking at another extension for people. i have been underemployed and unemployed for the three years since october 1. i was a victim of downsizing in our state where the governor signed a billion-dollar contract with ibm to downsize local social service agencies. part of my concern is that the unemployment numbers that you get, people do not understand that that is based on the people drawing benefits. whereas people who no longer have an unemployment benefits, those people are not even popping up in the numbers. host: we appreciate all your calls this morning. we will be back at 7:00 eastern time tomorrow morning. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] . >> he has been in the iraqi parliament since 2005. he is the first deputy speak
. >> and welcome to the white house. [cheering] >> i am glad all of you could be with us today as we honor the newest member of our highest court, who i'm proud to address for the very first time as justice sonia sotomayor. [cheers and applause] >> we are also honored to be joined by justice sotomayor's new colleagues. we have justice ginsburg, who is here, as well as justice steve stevens. [applause] >> so i just want to thank both justice stevens and justice ginsburg, not only for being here today but for your extraordinary service on the court. and i know you'll be giving justice sotomayor some good ti tips. [laughter] >> i also want to thank everyone who's worked so hard to bring to us this day. i want to thank especially our judiciary committee chairman, senator patrick leahy. [applause] >> as well as our senate majority leader, harry reid, for their outstanding work to -- [applause] >> for their outstanding work to complete this process before the august recess. i want to thank senator schumer, senator gillibrand, both of whom are justice sotomayor's home state senators, for their ex
anthems of canada and the united states, music that reminds us of our history, our traditions, our struggles, and our victories. will you please rise? ♪ ["o canada" playing] ["star-spangled banner" playing] thank you. please be seated. as we begin today, i am especially honored to be here and see for this year's air safety program -- yhour mc for this year's a safety program. we have but to get all the representatives of safety, security, jumpseat, and pilot assistance. and has been quite an undertaking. i am grateful for all the long and hard work of those who made it possible. it is my pleasure to introduce the committee chairs whose efforts led to this historic week. on my far right, united capt. rory kay. on my far left, first officer rich obert. i might direct left, national security committee chair robert powers. there are two more individuals on stage for us to welcome. first, the president of the airline pilots association, captain john prater, and the " honorable capt. randy that it -- babbitt. he is no. 1 in the faa. you get a pilots said it, it is it his signature on y
water, using up to two dozen times more energy. over the past several years, a lot of water has been recalled due to contamination by arsenic, cleaning compounds, and bacteria. consumers may not realize that many of the regulations apply to municipalities for tap water, and do not apply to facilities for bottled water. i would like to put up a chart outlining some of these differences. for example, municipal suppliers are required to tell consumers within 24 hours if they find dangerous contaminants that exceed federal levels, but this requirement does not apply to bottled water. certified laboratories must be used for tap waters, but of all water has no similar requirement. and the contamination found, the local contamination, and potential health defects. all water distributors are required to provide a report. instead, they relied on limited information found on labels and in some cases on company websites. . . >> another company states the clinical tests at hospitals several cities demonstrate improvements in the health of patients in certain disorders mountain valley water. anot
. composed of people that primarily are on twitter and facebook or people that use online organizing techniques to organize their community around some kind of issue. host: you are meeting at the the david lawrence convention center in pittsburgh. . >> that basically decide if they want to follow us around. 9÷they are trying to grab onto what we are doing, regardless of which city is in. host: c-span has a presence at both conferences. we will be covering today and tomorrow, some of the panels that are taking place, including a conversation with congressman suspect and arlen specter who will be speaking at the event with the former dnc chairman howard dean. where do you see the netroots movement going into next three- five years? guest: what will happen is that the past seven or so, we have worked on the electric-politics. it has gotten pretty sophisticated. there has been signs among activists and victories and money raised on line. you'll start seeing people translate that into techniques that are effective for governments. getting things like health care passed, getting the cat a
in health care centers so that we can deal with the needs of people today not using primary care facilities. but you are right. the bill will not be implemented overnight. it will take several years for it to be fully implemented. we have to have primary-care physicians in place before we have these requirements go into place. host: last question, a different topic the senate will vote on expanding the cash for clunkers program. how will you vote? guest: i will vote for it. it has been more successful than many of us thought. the milage increase has gone up 10 miles per gallon on new cars. it is beating feel efficiency and new cars by 20%. we are getting off the roads these cars and trucks, mainly trucks, that are very inefficient, and getting a much more efficient automobiles, and helping our economy and creating jobs, which a stimulus should do. it is good news. host: thank you for being here. we will take you live to capitol hill. this committee hearing is the senate, and security -- senate homeland security and government affairs committee. it is chaired by tom carper. it is on the heal
- based forms of fuel that is killing us and telling the resources we need to survive. last summer when gas prices were so expensive, people were screaming to, isn't it terrible. it is tough to live without gasoline but a lot harder to live without water, three days, that is it. i think you bring up a great point in terms of realizing the true cost of the exploitation of those kinds of resources. host: wisconsin on our independent line. caller: first, i want to thank you for c-span. i want to thank the two young people for being on the air. it is so important. i don't remember if it was discovery, national geographic or the history channel but they showed a program where countries -- several countries in the world where they are playing with our weather and putting some kind of gas pump up into the ozone layer and it is affecting the way in that gulf stream patterns and other patterns, and it is influencing -- excuse me -- influencing our weather. and also, why can't governments all over the world outlaw plastic? it would create jobs and get rid of all of this crap all of our water? hos
of us. in the private insurance market when somebody who is not on medicare but doesn't have health insurance shows up at the hospital and the hospital gets the doctor and they treat the patient and they have to do big surgery, you think the hospital just swallows all that cost? they and the insurance companies pass it on. it's estimated that in the private insurance market individuals pay over on average $1,100 a year for all the people who are not insured in the system and pay for it in a very inefficient way because they are not getting the preventive care up front. they have to wait until the problem gets worse because they can't go to the doctor's office because what does the doctor office say when you call them up. what's your insurance number? i don't have one so it gets worse and worse and worse and they show up at the hospital, much more expensive. who pays for it, all of us through our insurance and medicare through the system so we're saying people have to shoulder that responsibility now, but you can't say to somebody who earns $25,000 a year that you've got to pick up t
will be flown to washington following a brief ceremony at the steps at the u.s. capitol, burial at arlington national cemetery at 5:30 p.m. eastern. all of those of dense our live at c-span. an interview with a group of reporters from the "boston globe," who wrote the book about the rise and fall of ted kennedy. that is at 8:00 a.m. on saturday on c-span2. just a reminder about some of our "washington journal" program next week. we are broadcasting live from virginia hospital center in arlington. we will examine the health care system from the perspective of doctors. they will provide context to the health-care debate. that is next monday through wednesday on "washington journal." we will take you down to a health care town hall meeting with donna edwards of maryland. she is a member of the congressional progressive caucus, many of whom said they will not vote for a health-care bill without a public option. this took place in germantown. it is about 1.5 hours. [applause] >> excellent. first of all, an introduction because i know some of you but i don't know all of you. i am donna edwards. i
hand when it comes to cooperation. in the u.s. we have found a partner that provides us with cooperation and also provides us with an effective friendship and leadership in this area. it is important to be able to carry out effort such as these everywhere. drug-trafficking is something that we will make sure is going to stop. and it is only when everyone is cooperating that we will be able to achieve this. columbia wants this completely and we know that the -- columbia wants this to the and we know the u.s. will help us towards this goal because we know this will be a benefit to vote -- to all of us both regionally as well as on our entire continent and eventually the entire globe. columbia does not just ask for cooperation. we also offer cooperation when we can -- colombia does not just for cooperation. we also offer corp. when we can. and we have learned from the suffering. we are trying to provide our experience in haiti, mexico, guatemala, panama. we are delighted that we will çsoon be signing agreements wih the united states on this very topic and we hope that we
for being with us. everyone right now, the dialogue is about health care. what do you want to see with health care? where do you think we are at now? caller: guest: it is a mess right there is not any question about it that things need to be done. i think some of those things are very, very obvious. there is some need for reform in the insurance industry. we should be insuring pre- existing conditions. we should give small companies and associations the ability to pull together to expand the base of the coverage in terms of the number of people. and you would get better rates. there's not any doubt about that. we should be emphasizing the tort reform. that'll help. i am not sure that it is the answer to everything, but that will help in terms of needless expenses. we should be emphasizing wellness and prevention. if you really want to make a difference in a person's life, get on top of obesity issues when children are young. if we can emphasize that -- another thing we have to do in terms of health care reform, we often times here this 47 million it that are not insured, but about
. >> this is the reason that judge greg step down from the administration and is now a u.s. senator. there is a good reason for you to be concerned about this. >> a couple of you mentioned the top tier candidates and you made the comment that if we have a couple of wins, mabel they will -- maybe they will step in. maybe it's time we have states and that are not afraid to lose. [applause] if these people are top tier candidates, they ought to be running whether they are free to lose or not. otherwise, they're just professional politicians and that charlie crist is a prime example. he was supporting the stimulus package without even reading it. >> i agree with you in the sense that in a perfect world, i think you are right. let me go back to the initial point which was what haley barbour said. according to him, most of the people who won the were part of the american revolution in 1994 signed on after the '93 victories. that is late to get into the game. that is only one year out. whether it is right or wrong, these people -- if someone runs for office, they are putting their life on the line put. it
thadebt. it has no validity to u.s. taxpayer. [inaudible] . . >> many of those banks have paid the money back with interest. we have got back from several of those banks to hundred billion dollars that was lent. $75 billion has been returned in less than a year. we insisted on compensation restrictions. we tried to force them to do foreclosure relief. as for bankruptcy, i did favre and the house passed a bill to allow people to declare bankruptcy [unintelligible] unfortunately, that died in the senate. we were not able to get that. i am disappointed on the banks -- with the banks on foreclosure. i have a problem with some of the money that is being repaid as the tarp plan comes back. i want to make that available as a loan to people who had a good mortgages, not subprime mortgages, but could mortgages who have lost their jobs. you can't pay a mortgage out of [unintelligible] if that is your primary source of income. i will be fighting for that when we get back. >> if anybody has a political stance and not a question, the microphone will be cut off. we want to get to questions.
a certain galaxies and the distance it is speeding from us. once you have a relation between the distance and the speed, and the relation, but the way, is linear so if something is more distant, it moves faster from us -- once you have a relation like this, you can roll it back, like a video that you run backward, and you can discover when it did the expected start. if i tell you that the distance from here to baltimore is -- i don't know what it is -- 40 miles, let's say, it will take you an hour to get there. of course, it never does, because the parkway is always full of repairs and things, but that is a different question. in this particular case, you can use this to roll the movie of the universe back and discover how old are universe is. the problem is, in astronomy, while you can determine speeds relatively easy, because you use something that is similar to the doppler effect, this thing that when something moves away, waves gets spread out, so you can, by seeing how waves gets spread out, it tell how fast it is moving, distances are very difficult to tell in astronomy. you look to
, and for those who cannot find private insurance, the public insurance option is important, and it allows us to have a barometer to make sure we can keep costs down. host: california is on the line, democrats line. caller: thank you for taking my call. i have a couple of points and then the question or two. host: will you keep it brief? caller: i will. what are you going to do to try to curb the disruptive mob-type incursions that are happening at the town hall meetings? it seems like the methods will be lost in the shuffle with all the disruptive behavior going on. the next thing is, as far as health care reform is concerned, we desperately needed this. my personal views are that unless we have universal health care, i do not think that on a global basis we will ever be able to compete with other countries in the marketplace. however, that is not practical, it will not happen, i realize this. but a public option or some type of health insurance exchange is desperately needed. health reform is needed. host: how about that question, please? caller: will you please do what we sent you guys to
that i resent, big time. that is not our founders intended for us to do. our final comment comes from a democrat. host: you get the last comment. caller: i hope i make it good. we have a $10,000 deductible so when they include me and my fiancee and that 85% of people who are supposedly happy with their insurance, we are not happy. me and my friends are in similar situations. the plans are out there. you might pay $100 per month or $400 per month to get more coverage. i think the national health plan would help keep the insurance companies in check. we don't have any=t( american gs company that keep gas prices in check and look what happened. they had their chance to make a lot of money. i think it is time to put something in place and not this patchwork way of doing things i would like to tell you a story about my dad -- you recently went to spain, slipped and fell and as a result had to go to the doctor. he went to the doctor and pharmacist. when he went to pay, they said you don't have to pay here. he is an american. he did not understand. we have to pay in the united states and he
might understand some of us not being agreeable to giving you more power when you failed in enforcing the power we gave you. for your information, you can take it back to a chairman bernanke and the rest of the board and say, "it took you, mr. bernanke, two years after you became chairmen to write a regulation on mortgages, and it took chairman greenspan 12 years not to write in, so we are a little reluctant to give at the fed knew additional authority." i just happen to agree with chairman bair on when the rubber hits the road, they are there to make something happen. now, our panel is trying to figure out how to stop the robber hitting the road -- in other words, to prevent systemic risk from becoming too big to fail. that seems to be the major problem. senator worker brought it up earlier today -- senator corker brought up earlier today, about we really need ideas, because we seem to have failed by not giving the authority to the right person, or the right person not in forcing the authority we gave them. my question to you is what additional authority to you think we should give t
on the cuban revolution. thank you very much for joining us. that is the end of "washington journal." back tomorrow at 7:00 eastern time. thank you for joining us. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] . >> the president then heads to camp david this afternoon and will depart for martha's vineyard on sunday where his family will stay through august 30. in an hour or so, we will give you live coverage of today's white house briefing with press secretary robert gibbs. tonight on tv, author alice walker, winner of the pulitzer prize for her book "the color purple." par-3 our program starts at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span -- our three-hour program starts at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2. >> john mccaslin, interviewed by keith stroup, founder of norml, on "after words" on c- span's book tv. >> frank mankiewicz, campaign manager for george mcgovern, on the time when walter cronkite was considered for vice president. sunday at 8:00 on c-span. >> c-span's healthcare hub is a key resource. follow the latest tweets and the link
primaries in june she was under tremendous pressure to use that night to declare the race. over she resisted. -- to declare the race over. i have some sympathy. if you had run that kind of race, particularly in the final stretch, that she deserved on the night not to have to simply pack it in and say was a failed campaign. i think that she wanted to give her own supporters of one more moment to revel in accomplishment. there was then a debate the next day about what to do. most of her advisers believe it, ok, she had to pack it in very quickly. her chief strategist thought she would suspend the campaign, but end it. they used the phrase, make obama grovel for her support" -- mark was in the minority in that view. hillary quickly came around and decided it was. * host: finally, your favorite moment from the book? guest: i cannot one. -- i cannot pick one. for all the candidates there are moment e oflation and moments of deep depression. watching these candidates through the highs and lows, and following the end through-- one of the things about presidential politics in addition to telling us
to hear a national radio hook up to hear fdr speak to them. what did that use of technology do for him? guest: it made him a national figure in ways no president had been before. it is hard not to imagine, but there had never been a time when the president before could really speak to the people and everybody heard the same thing at the same time. earlier presidents have done this, but we're just giving regular speeches that were put on the rea. he could really talk to someone in a tenement in new york city or in a form in montana. it was the beginning. we all know about that now. host: your enthusiasm is bubbling over and we can tell you had a lot of fun with this story. here is the book -- "fdr v. the constitution: the court-packing fight and the triumph of democracy." thanks to him for being with us, and for you for watching. have a great rest of the day. . . >> the impact of slowing medicare spending on its seniors. c-span2 is showing it live. president obama is talking to various groups about health care today. he will be a guest on a radio program this afternoon. we will have liv
and was the first democrat to hold that office and 100 years. she is to say -- she used to say they have always done it this way. when she was commissioner, she focused quite quickly on consumer issues and gravitated immediately to issues of health. healthcare has been a passion of hers. she served as the chair of the health committee for the national association of health commissioners. during her second term, she took a move that was first in the nation in terms of denying the acquisition of kansas's bluecross blueshield. the reason she denied that was because of the increase of rates would have been a significant on individuals. in 2002 she was elected governor. she focused a lot of energy on education as well as the environment and health care. in 2006 she was elected to her second term and had recently been named by "time" magazine as one of the top five governors. we were happy she was our governor. the majority of us had reelected her, and then the president called. on april 29 she was sworn in to be the 21st secretary of the department of health and human services. the night she was sworn in
seen on a website a list of the top 15 academic publications used on presidencies. four of those top 15 volumes were either authored or edited by you. we're happy to have your experience at the table. i'm happy to have you as the moderator. thank you. >> thank you, russell. we're pleased to have this gathering here in the room and in the miller center web site and through c-span. this is a gathering similar to one we had last year which was also broadcast on c-span. the speech writers work last year. this year, scholars who of studied what they do and what their institutions have done over the years to talk about what it is like working on domestic policy in the white house. we have people here from the nixon administration through the second bush administration. there are four sessions altogether. this is one of them. you can see when the others will be available. our theme will be what happens in the transition from campaigning for president, making a number of promises and pledges, responding to domestic policy issues, and then after winning the election, or succeeding to the office,
. this is very good news for all of us. equally important, the pakistani people are converging on a consensus on the importance of this. i think this will pave the way for the doubled efforts. . . great experts on this, he lived in pakistan for years and has a network of friends that there -- that is extraordinary, to add additional comments that this. >> it's no longer enough to just think of this as a sanctuary contributing to fattah. fattah. fattah is still a very locale for afghan taliban as well as pakistan taliban. the zone of taliban operation rups much farther east and south and north. and what we are seeing is that to bring pakistani and afghan and american interests into alignment to deal with what is now a much broader regional problem, so what we're seeing is the pakistanis have engaged and the ultimate conclusion of this fight against the pakistani taliban will have to have a resolution of the fattah problem. so we are seeing much more of the hammer and anvil approach and in ard to succeed we'll have to maintain that kind of a relationship and cooperation with pakistan. >> robert
whether it one way to reach common ground is for us to list a series of factors that the arbitrator would consider as part of a binding arbitration, including others that are more acceptable to you. >> it certainly has possibilities. we would be happy to submit a list. >> i will also think about what you had to say. i take it that both of you, worth this amendment not in our legislation, would support this legislation. >> yes. >> so you feel so strongly about the amendment, that that would lead you to oppose something you think is good for the postal members, if it were not for the amendment, correct? >> correct. >> did you want to say something? >> i have every confidence this congress that will not pass the legislation that includes an anti-union amendment. >> i hope we can come to a point, because it is so critical to get -- not just for the postal service for everybody who pays for it gets mail, but to your workers that we get this passed, and we figure out a way to find common ground. i thank you all very much. i think it is important to say this probably will go to the floor of the
have a problem. i encourage you to use the mechanisms that the commerce department and small business administration have provided to get that information. use the people in the field. if they are eda representatives, make them do their jobs for the business community that is here today. i will be measured on several statistics when i get done. my job will be fundamentally finished in about 13 months. i have never had it term appointment before but i think this one is close to it. at that time, they will measurements of five things -- i have these things on my wall and their measurements that i signed up for. number one is get the money out quickly. as i mentioned earlier, right now, over all, in the aggregate, we have put out, in contracts and grants to states, about $200 billion by the end of this month it will be -- at the end of september it will be to a $30 billion. we have put about $60 billion out of tax benefits. we are approaching the $300 billion mark. we're doing okay. the second thing is get the money under contract properly. broccoli means two things to make -- that we ge
not telling us what we can and cannot do with our own money? host: i think we will go to our next caller from tupelo, mississippi. caller: that was an interesting question. [laughter] guest: i want to know how you get the corvette. caller: being from mississippi and republican i have a minority view. it seems the best thing we could do is go to single-payer medicare-style. the biggest market to drive costs down would be every american in wonder. that would be the biggest co-op. the other thing, if we did our exports, the cost would go down. if we try to sell american cars overseas we are 17% behind europeans. if you had single-payer, that wouldn't happen. the other thing, you would see an explosion in the growth of small businesses. the biggest thing keeping them from growing now is the tight credit -- decides that it is the healthcare insurance costs. if we can reform the system, the other thing i think would happen if she would have more international business come into this country because there would not have to worry about health care costs. if they decide to build a factory without the
. . >> are you encouraged by them reaching out to a prominent u.s. officials like this? reaching out for a meeting with bill richardson? >> again, you know, what we want to see it is we want to see them agreed to return to the six- party talks. i am not going to stand here and say this is somehow an indication that they're going to return. they just need to tell us they are. >> well, this could be -- don't you think it is a little hypocritical? >> you are not calling me hypocritical, are you? >> a month ago when those girls are in custody, everyone was saying that if they were released, this could give them the face-7 opportunity to come back to the talks and maybe they will reach out to a third party or something in the start to engage. you do not see this as a signal that north korea perhaps wants to engage? you do not see it as a signal at all? i find that hard to believe. >> i will not call it a negative signal. i will not call it a positive signal either. of course, we're pleased that the two young ladies were able to come back and be reunited with their families. >> former pres
, we have a good picture of you. let's make sure that you can hear is ok. -- that you can hear us ok. >> i hear you fine. >> thank you for joining us. it is now in here. thank you for being flexible with your schedule. i know that we meant this around a little bit. to the press corps here, this is brigadier general tom middendorp. he is the southern task force commander in afghanistan. he is responsible for the security and stability of operations in regional command south. he took command in february of this year. he is now finishing up his time in afghanistan. he is currently speaking to us from the canada are -- kandahar airfield. he will be taking a few questions. thank you for joining us and let me just turn it over to you. >> ok, thank you. it is good to be here. i have just had a commanding -- a change of command yesterday. it is a province in the south of afghanistan as well. neighbors the provinces here. it is one of the poorest provinces of one of the poorest countries in the world. it is like walking to the old testament. it is the homeland of the chief of the taliban and
. . host: thank you for coming over as the nixon time with us. two town halls, one live and that is at 1:00 p.m.. president obama in portsmouth, new hampshire. and that it o'clock p.m. this evening, senator ben cardin held a town hall on health care last night and we will show it tonight act 8:00. enjoy the rest of your day. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] . >> the president hosts a town hall meeting on health care. the associated press says the white house is retooling its message. that is expected to focus on pre-existing conditions for live coverage from new hampshire at 1:00 p.m., eastern. at 3:00, i discovered on the russia-store job war one year later. during the august congressional recess, lawmakers have been hearing from constituents about health care registration. -- legislation. then -- ben cardin host a meeting last night and here's a look at it. >> we will go ahead and get started. welcome to all of you joining us here at the national press club in washington and to our cspan audit across americ
. if you watch carefully, sometimes you will see the leader lean over to waitperson. it used to be robert dove was a noted one. they would fisa of the process they are proposing for the senate recommiting a bill back to the committee, is that appropriate? if you look at something like the terror shall bouquets, public bills or private bill, -- at the schiavo bill, public bill or private bill, it was private, but by the time it got out the door, and over to our office, we took a look at this and we saw there was quite a bit of policy language within the bill. they may have advised it was a private bill, but we decided it is on the other side. a public law. we publish that as a public law even though that was the last thing we wanted to get involved in. you get a whole lot more in- that discussion. -- in-depth discussion. >> is there a paper trail of the original bills a trip -- bill's introduction of language and the edits, or with that information appear in the conference report -- or with that information appear in the conference report? >> they have a journal. they keep track of the act
in the house. that may have been the confusion. he did represent atlanta suburbs before becoming a u.s. senator from georgia. again, what the president was trying to say was in this, was it a question about some of the misinformation, asked specifically about euthanasia and death panels. i think what the senator says in addressing that misinformation could not be more clear. that for someone to take -- as he says, talked about the house bill having death panels on them where people would be euthanize d, having someone come up with that is nuts. >> he does not support the language in the house bill. you can have differences over the role of end of life counseling and be clear to understand that neither of them calls for any of them approaching euthanasia. setting that aside for a second, he thinks that that house language had no role in it, and believes that yesterday there were comments from the president that indicated that he did. >> i did not say that, so to interpret it that way would be nuts. >> he is too sensitive about it? >> i read what he said in an interview on the "washington post" w
and combating gang violence and reducing illicit drug use, and the secret is that not all great innovative programs are developed within the beltway. in fact, i know that is shocking to some of you, but they are developed out in the communities. i had this wonderful opportunity thanks to the president and vice president, to not only go out and see these things, but then to share the stories of these successes with others across the country. these are often done, again, at the grassroots movement, and they are done among people that trust each other and support each other. they have very hard and difficult conversations about what is the right way to go about fixing these problems, but without question, they are the people that are down in the trenches. whether it is the law enforcement officer, the schoolteacher, the social service director. we know that resources are always limited. they were limited when we had $16 billion in the cops program. they will continue to be limited, but we also know that new initiatives and new partnerships and new opportunities, particularly in our ability to
's logger service in the u.s. senate. -- his longer service in the u.s. senate. >>> this scene is outside the kennedy compound in hyannis port. the media gathered waiting for the start of the motorcade which was scheduled for 1:00 and they moved it back to 12:30. we wait for the start of that. it is still expected to arrive at the john f. kennedy library in boston around 4:00 p.m. eastern. >>> military honor guard waiting inside the kennedy compound. senator kennedy served in the army in the 1950's. he will be buried sunday at arlington national cemetery. 5:30 eastern next to where his brothers are verity -- next where his brothers are buried. we will have live coverage of that on c-span as well. >> this is inside the kennedy compound. we are awaiting the start of the motorcade that will bring senator kennedy's body to boston. it is expected to arrive at 4:00 p.m. eastern at the john f. kennedy museum in boston and lying in repose beginning at 6:00 p.m. eastern. live coverage at 7:00 p.m. eastern. a memorial service would senators kerry and john mccain expected to speak. the mass will be
calls on u.s. policy for disease control and learning more about the history of disease control. when it did it disease control actually become a reality, and effective thing? what part of history and how did it evolved in the early days? . . d that occurred during the black death. at the same time, people were launching quite cogent disease control measures. quarantine, for instance, was essentially invented or at least begin policy very early on in begin policy very early on in the plague years, in the 14th century, and became institutionalized soon thereafter. that was quite a long time ago. the idea of what is called the sanitary cordon, wally off your town, not allowing visitors in. but also began early on -- that also began early on. of course, disease control has evolved and changed with the advent of germ theory, modern technology, vaccination, antibiotics administration. but the basics of disease control, isolating the contagious, is quite old. host: there's a photo in "the washington times" of children getting hand sanitizer. the point of the whole story is that schools are
when of vulnerable people in the economy, and native workers, are feeling more secure or are seen us do things on their behalf. if we ever got universal health coverage, reducing economic insecurity on the part of a lot of people, there would be more openness or less hostility when the immigration issue comes up. it has been true out our history. in the end, americans are pragmatic about emigration after having vicious fights about it. it tends to be the case that at times of rising prosperity, not surprisingly people are more open to flows of immigrants. when they are feeling economically-pressed they tend to worry more. unfortunately from frank's point of view, that does not bode well because we are not in a time of the security. i suppose you could not even call it good news but it changes debate. the flow of illegal immigrants has gone down. there may be a reverse flow because of the economic downturn, so all you need to solve this problem is a big economic crash. it has probably reduce global warming emissions, too. [laughter] >> you are right about the connection between economic
to get through to your previous guest. i used to work for johns hopkins for the aids research. i was actually coordinator of the psychological part of that study. i actually work for the government, but i wanted to mention that to you. i also wanted to ask him if he thought there was a possibility of a new equal rights amendment for women that would include homosexuals. i guess you could read my tweet online. i wanted him to comment on the fact that homosexuality is actually genetic. this is something we knew in the 1990's, that alexander the great was known to be gay and was one of the best generals. that was number one. i went to senator cardin's town hall meeting on monday night. there are people in front of me talking about they wished president obama was here so they could mention, it made me sick and i had to leave. -- they wish president obama was there so they could lynch him. i hope the energy pill -- i hope the energy bill does not actually make it through. this will cause stricter regulations and things will be more expensive. i think we owe it to this planet to put so
cases were minor. i would like to see them use the same technology wall street is using to sift through the data. why is this trading suddenly happening with this stock a week before this news comes out? something is wrong here. a lot of techniques can be done and i don't think we are doing a good job doing it yet. it's going to take a full revitalization for that to take place. >> host: barry, thanks for joining us on c-span and taking our viewer calls and e-mails and comments. >> guest: thank you for having me, it's been a pleasure. >> host: tomorrow we will look at medicare part a, b and c and way to better explain how medicare works and what impact, if any, the debate on healthcare will have on medicare and also on medicaid. the "washington journal" gets underway everyday at 7:00. thanks for being with us on this tuesday. enjoy the rest of your day. ? >> you are watching c-span, created as a public service. next, republican kind. at noon, a discussion on the role of immigration. at 3:00 eastern, a look at the recent presidential election in afghanistan. later today, jim moran wil
the u.s. department of the interior. he is speaking on behalf of the secretary of the interior, ken salazar. >> on behalf of secretary ken salazar, you saw it pleased to be here. -- i am please to be here. i thank you, and the secretary does, for your leadership on this important issue. we are entering a new day for energy production in the united states, a time for more efficient use of energy from all sources. together, this is the foundation of a clean energy era. as a president obama has said, there is a choice before us. we can remain the world's leading importer of oil and -- or become the leading exporter of clean energy. the department of the interior manages 20% of america. these lands that only include some of our treasured landscapes, but also some of the most productive energy areas. until recently, energy production of focus has been on conventional resources including oil, gas, and coal. insuring these resources is essential to our energy security, but we also have undeveloped potential on our public lands and under the leadership of president obama and secretary salaz
have two. [laughter] i got 114 going on 43 >> the maryland va helps us toward seeing my needs. one reason i am is because i am so far in debt making sure my daughters and fiancee have gone the care they need outside the system. my youngest is only year-old. we are just -- her birth was over 20 doesn't dollars that we did not have. i lost my job shortly before she was going. i am in no way paying that money back anytime soon. back anytime soon. so what i'm asking is, will be va help veterans and families? >> this is one of the main reasons we need the kind of health care reform the president has been pushing for. we want to make sure we create a situation where all americans have access to health care. not just whether you are the spouse with the family of a veteran -- we want all americans to be in that position. we are in a situation right now -- i was not one to talk so much about the bill to the house and senate right now, but i think it will open a door for more people to be covered. as a matter of fact, i know it will. sadly, we have in our nation today is an insurance industr
or campus activism, such as booking speakers were getting materials for events, please contact us by phone or online at our website, www.yaf.org. our next speaker is president of the washington d.c.-based research council which leads the way in defending the judeo- christian values upon which our nation was built. he served in the louisiana state legislature as recognized as a pioneer by offering many measures. he hosts a national radio program called "washington watched weekly." his first book was released just last year. copies will be available of this book for purchase and signing after his talk. a veteran of the u.s. marine corps and a former police officer and tv news reporter, he brings a unique blend of experience and leadership to the pro-family movement. please welcome mr. tony perkins. [applause] >> good morning. it is good to see a friendly crowd here in d.c. for a change. do not take what blair said too seriously. it sounds from my bio that i cannot hold a job. i've been with my current job for six years. i ran for the united states senate about seven years ago. my fa
of contractors and vy wedding that work. -- in evaluating network. thank you for bearing with us this long into the afternoon. . >> it was well below par. why do you believe some contracting officials are still awarding contracts and monetary incentives even though the finished project is average or even sub-standard? why does that go on? >> i think the issue is that folks get wrapped up in measuring process and interim success rather than keeping their eye on the ball as to the final outcome of the contract. are we getting what we contracted for? do we believe it is going to happen? folks get hung up on the instant award fee. . they do not tie that work to what is going to be completed in the ind. that is why we are pushing people towards those award fees being tied to award the outcomes. >> thank you for saying that. i welcome that comment. >> as i mentioned in my opening statement, one aspect is a rigorous process. we utilize a performance evaluation board that follows nascent guidance and guidelines on how to conduct -- that follows nasa guidance and guidelines on how to eval
, moving in a western direction, and israel possible good relations with the u.s. and turkey. -- israel's good relations with the u.s. i would like to hear more about that. it is interesting that they still feel that they have to play inside iraq, and that is the most important thing. they're very close to iran. they have to consider iran. they have always been more secular, even if not leftist on occasion. here they have a government in baghdad that is not. it is religious and its ties to iran are also controversial. i wonder if you could give us some thoughts on how relations with these neighbors and anybody else like syria plays into this. >> the kurds have the tragic predicament of being split up as a nation among several powerful states in the region that have emerged after the ottoman empire. so that is their conflict and their predicament they have to deal with. the other conflict coming out of the ottoman empire is the israel-palestinian conflict. the israelis were always looking for partners among non-arabs in the region. iranian is often were that. now we have a very nasty isr
on this issue here in the u.s. what advisor observations would you give americans? >> i think you really need to look at your system and to look at those people that are uninsured, 46 million, and to try to find a way -- it's your problem, but find a way to give health care services to those people. and i think it's a social debate but it's very important. call it the right, moral thing, call it whatever you want but i think that you have to find a way to improve your system to give health care to those people that are not receiving proper health care right now. that's my advice. >> former head of the canadian medical association joining us from montreal. thank you for your time this morning. >> thank you. >> tonight three doctors from arlington, virginia tell personal stories about treating patients and offer their views on health care legislation currently before congress. >> the charge is anywhere from $1,800 to $2,000. the payment is usually a medicare reimbursement for a mastectomy, usually between $650 and $750. >> also an internist talks about issues surrounding patient care. >> patien
you very, very much. [applause] >> thank you very much for joining us today. i will report back when i get to cambridge that you have made your teachers at mit and harvard proud with using posterior's ratios in answering a question from the media. we will try our level best to write the kind of working papers that you and your staff will find productive and useful in the future. i believe we will take a brief break and return to the regularly scheduled program. we will be rejoined very soon greet think you all. [applause] [no audio] [no audio] host: caller>> we will take youo portsmouth, new hampshire, portsmouth high-school. president barack obama and the first of three town meetings on health care. that is live on c-span. >> disease. i have never spoken about this publicly before. i chose to speak out today because this issue is so important to remain silent. [applause] i have the virus but,wz not the disease. the disease is horrible. i watched my ex-husband died from it. at any moment, this virus could explode. i live with hope, being my only health plan. president barack obama ran
. >> the report is directly from the iranians. >> i've not seen these reports. let us look into it. >> what about forcing the border with iraq? any news on that? >> let me check. i do not think so. our position on that is similar, that we have been trying to get consular access, to get more confirmation. their families are very concerned about their welfare. >> is it that they are not giving any answers, or what? >> we have been able to get consular access to the first embassy, and i do not think we have got much information. >> in terms of them being harassed enough, is anyone in touch with you? people are being harassed in australia. >> in baghdad, they have had a crisis between iraq and syria. do you have any comments on that? >> this is something that happened today? i have not seen it. let's look into it. >> we have a report out of vienna saying that iran has not expanded the number of centrifuges it has in britain uranium. do you believe that is correct, that they have not increased the number of services? if so, dieppe any sense of why? >> there are a very deep-seated concerns about uraniu
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